Jancis Robinson

This series we’ve got a new palate in town joining Joe on the judging panel for the Road Trip challenge, the world’s most influential wine critic Jancis Robinson.

Jancis writes for JancisRobinson.com, The Financial Times and for a column that is syndicated around the world. Her writing does not stop there though. Jancis is the author, co-author and editor of a list of books helping people learn about wine all around the world including; The 24-Hour Wine Expert,The Oxford Companion to Wine, The World Atlas of Wine, Wine Grapes – A complete guide to 1,368 vine varieties, including their origins and flavours, each of these books recognised as a standard reference worldwide.

She conducts wine events all over the world – often for the global literacy initiative Room to Read – and acts as a wine judge. In 1984 she was the first person outside the wine trade to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exams and in 2003 she was awarded an OBE by Her Majesty the Queen, on whose cellar she now advises. In one week in April 2016 she was presented with France’s Officier du Mérite Agricole, the German VDP’s highest honour and, in the US, her fourth James Beard Award.

She loves and lives for wine in all its glorious diversity, generally favouring balance and subtlety over sheer mass.

Check out Jancis’ latest book HERE